Work on a new endpoint to send invoices via the API has now begun. We expect to be shipping early in the new year.
Thanks for your feedback and patience everyone.
Be able to import bank statement lines into a bank account in Xero. This would be useful for custom bank accounts or banks that do not have a direct feed into Xero1,059 votes
Looking to put a roadmap together for this financial year. Initially this will enable traditional bank feeds via the API but will be extended to statement upload in future.
I'm requesting "web hooks" for the Xero API.
Here's how they work: Customer provides a URL (http://myserver.com/xero/changed) to Xero, and when something is changed, Xero notifies that URL, perhaps indicating which records have changed.
The Xero API provides methods that you can query and compare with previous results to see what has changed. However, this is not performant for large data sets, and detecting changes involves a lot of code.
The competition has it - web hooks are supported by QuickBooks. Let's get them in Xero - it's a superior product in every other way.976 votes
We opened the beta for the contacts endpoint. You can find the documentation here: https://developer.xero.com/documentation/webhooks/
Invoices webhooks work is underway, we will post an update as soon as we release it to production. Thanks
Provide an API for the recently released quotes feature in Xero (http://help.xero.com/QuotesMain)773 votes
- Update September 2016 -
We know there is heaps of demand for a Quotes endpoint but the team is currently focused on some bigger features like webhooks and a new developer portal.
Please keep adding your votes and comments and we’ll reassess the priority of this in the new year.
Be able to create and manage repeating invoices (http://help.xero.com/#Accounts_RepeatingInvoice) via the API.671 votes
- Update September 2016 -
You can retrieve repeating invoices via the API but we have no current plans to add create or update functionality.
We know this would be a useful feature but the team is currently focused on other big features like webhooks.
We’ll re-evaluate the status of this in the new year.
Expose invoice History & Notes through the API546 votes
- Update September 2016 -
This is still something we’d like to build but no updates unfortunately. We’ll re-assess in the new year
The current budget summary API report (http://blog.xero.com/developer/api/reports/#BudgetSummary) returns the overall budget summary report. Within Xero, you can create additional budgets which can be filtered by tracking category. This request is to:
- Provide a Budgets API endpoint
- Allow the budget summary report be filtered by budget450 votes
there are some situations where it's useful to add a note to an invoice that's include in the invoice PDF. e.g a message about the reverse charge VAT treatment for EC customers. I would guess there's more exceptions like this where a note would be useful.357 votes
You might consider adding a comment-only line item to the invoice. This would get printed on the PDF of the invoice.
If the message is to be added to lots of invoices, you could even consider defining a price list item with a description only. This would save re-typing the comment for each invoice.
A third option is adding a comment onto a docx branding theme template. If all EC customers could be assigned the same branding theme, the comment could be hard-coded onto the docx template.
We’ll certainly consider other options to make life easier for our customers.
Provide an API to retrieve the transactions of an account. (e.g. something like this Profit & Loss report-> click on the YTD value of an account)
More discussion in the thread <https://community.xero.com/developer/discussion/326819/>344 votes
No updates to add on this at the moment
Currently, we have no idea which user connected via OAuth. In other platforms (QB for once), you get details (especially email) of the user, and can design behavior based on it. In Xero, we get all the data on the users (with the new email address field), but we don't which user connected. If this will be exposed, it will give the developers more tools to create a more specific experience for the users216 votes
- Update April 2016 -
We will be doing some internal work in this area and we will make sure this get’s into our product backlog. We hope to be able to give more concrete information in the coming months.
Any chance Xero will support oAuth2.0 ?
oAuth1.0 and it's payload signing doesn't work very well in various environments including node.js
With rest of the world moving to oAuth 2.0 - I hope XERO does too155 votes
Our FY18 roadmap includes the investigation of multiple authentication models. OAuth2 is a natural first cab off the rank for this. The work hasn’t begun but we will be putting together a roadmap later this year.
Ability to create or edit additional 'custom' fields to use for notes, additional phone numbers, job descriptions, etc.146 votes
While there is no immediate plan to provide custom fields on contacts, we are certainly looking at our contact data model in the next 6-12 months so keep the suggestions coming.
Please not that an account number field was added to Xero and the API last year which may be useful to some: http://developer.xero.com/documentation/api/v2-release-notes/#2.73
Be able to update the EU Country field via the API. This is required and seems very strange to be left out of the API.129 votes
This would allow us to build tools to do bulk budget exports for multiple periods from our current system. (I think that budgets import might be coming through the user interface anyway, in which case this isn't really needed).104 votes
This will be something we are considering now that the main application allows budget imports (recently added).
Anyone interested should add their vote – also be good to let us know your intended use in a comment so we can factor this into development.
When merging contacts the system seems to treat them as a delete so we can’t differentiate them from a full delete. Ideally they should show a status of merged and the ID of the contact they were merged with that way we could perform the same action in the CRM of merging the contacts history rather than deleting them.95 votes
E-mailing updates to receivable accounts about their payments via the API would be very useful. Via the web interface, this is possible by sending a statement. API request is to be able to retrieve a statement report and email it via the API95 votes
Add support for batch payments to the API.
- When retrieving payments via the Payments endpoint, include the batch payment ID so you can know which payments were made as part of a batch payment.
- Allow the creation of a batch payments. A single payment that can be assigned to multiple invoices and display as a lump sum in the bank account.94 votes
I have an internal system that handles all the other metrics for our business, but the financial data is missing.
We could either hand-enter the necessary data or build some sort of import functionality, but it would be best to query Xero directly so I can use that data in my internal system.
Thanks for listening!91 votesAdminXero API (Admin, Xero API) responded
You currently need to be a standard user in Xero to grant rights to a 3rd party application. Adding permission options for apps is on our radar
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